Maps Made Only of Typefaces


A clutch of city maps by the Hewitt, Texas-based cartography firm Axis Maps offers a clever solution. The maps use typography as the sole visual clue. So everything from streets and highways to parks and waterways are labeled with text. The bigger the thoroughfare or the landmark, the bigger the words. So far they have maps of Chicago and Boston; New York, SF, and DC are coming up. Chicago’s shown here:

 

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Central Saint Martins graduate, illustrator and designer working at Essence Digital in Soho. View all posts by laurenmorris

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